Today during Chapel Time today we talked about the promise God made to Noah after the floods. Specifically, we read:
~ Genesis 9:11-15 ~
I solemnly promise never to send another flood to kill all living creatures. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my permanent promise to you and to all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will be seen in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and everything that lives. Never again will there be a flood that will destroy life.
Now the awesomely wonderful thing about this passage in the Bible is that we can know every time that we see a rainbow, that's God...Talking to us. It definitely gave me a "wow" moment when I recently read this early in this most recent Lenten season.
So tonight when I not only saw a single rainbow, but a double rainbow...I felt inexplicably close to God in that moment. Next time you see a rainbow, stop and appreciate the promise God made to Noah so long ago, which still stands for us today!
Tomorrow, Easter Sunday, marks the end of the Lenten season. For Lent I gave up soda and made a goal to deepen my relationship with God. I'll admit, early in Lent I spent a great deal of time in my Bible; I'm bummed to tell you this lessened as the days went by, but I am glad to report that I spent even more time in prayer throughout this Lenten season.
While giving up soda seems to be my "go to" thing when it comes to choosing what to give up for Lent, this, quite possibly was the hardest out of all the times I've given soda up. Which is the point, it's not supposed to be easy-it's meant to remind us of the HUGE sacrifice both God and Jesus made for each of us so many years ago. I'll be honest with you, this sacrifice didn't impact me (hit me as hard) as a child as it does now that I'm a grown up. I hope, though, for those of you kiddos who gave something this year-possibly for the first time-were able to start getting an idea of how amazing God truly is and how with Him anything is possible. He gave up His son for each of us so that one day we might walk with Him in heaven. How amazingly awesome is that?!
So my final thought for you as this Lenten season is coming to a close: Continue to grow with God and remember His unfailing love for you in all your challenges.
Much love & blessings on this special weekend,
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